Monday, December 29, 2008

Teen Vogue February 2009: Leighton Meester

Alrighty, since I've been absent from posting review for the last two issues of Teen Vogue, this one comes as soon as I get my hands on the magazine. Read on...
Teen Vogue Feb 2009 featuring the one and only, Leighton Meester.
My first reaction:
- Meester finally got the spot she deserved. Personally, I like her better than Blake Lively. And I also happen to adore Blair Waldorf. So everytime a magazine chooses Lively for a covergirl, I think it's only fair if they make it a double-cover edition with Meester for the other one. Nylon gave a good example last time.
- This issue is probably the thinnest issue of Teen Vogue I've ever had in my entire 3 years of scrutinizing it. Back to back, it's a total of 122 pages.
If you're an avid reader of Teen Vogue, you'd noticed that the Letter from Editor is printed on the right page of the magazine. Nothing major, but it's a noticeable change.

Covergirl Leighton Meester shares about her experience as Blair Waldorf (Meester doesn't wear headband, ever!), her childhood and her upcoming debut album. Read more.
Highlight of the issue:
People Watching - featuring the Olsen twins, Kristen Stewart, Lily Allen with her new look, Malia Obama, Emma Roberts, Alexander Wang & model Alice Dellal, plus Kate Bosworth.

Special Report on three Teen Vogue's covergirls last year: supermodel Chanel Iman, Karlie Kloss and Ali Michael.

You've Got Male: swept on Twilight frenzy - the Cullens, Jacob and James.

Fade to Blue fashion spread: I always love a group photoshoot. Love the basic colour too. Bright or fluoro colour, as featured in Neon Nation, aren't exactly my cup of tea.

Ads: Daisy Lowe makes her debut in Marc Jacobs ads and Taylor Swift in Got Milk campaign. Madonna posing for Louis Vuitton, yikes.
On the whole, this issue is worth having (if Leighton Meester on cover haven't won you already). Teen Vogue makes an effort to show us how to get more style with less money. Although I must say, it's not its strongest point - a few affordable pieces here and there, but not many of us go to school with a bag costing $348.

The story about Marrisa Ayala in the article Life Safer is a great read. I find it slightly different that what normally Teen Vogue would present, but it could be the fact that it is written by a new refreshing talent, Angela Wu - a classmate of Marrisa Ayala.

Love, C.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Season Greetings...

Merry Christmas'08


Happy New Year'09


[pic from: starbucksandjaneausten]

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I like her (at first I even had a thought of her acting as Bella Swan. What do you think?)
Check out her musings at
And supermodel Coco Rocha's at

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Miss Chic

I've been loving Kirsten Dunst's style since before and after watching How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (which was like, months ago). But I kinda forget about it and now I'm in much need to shop and get some new outfits... So back to Kirsten watching for some style inspirations...

Love this hairstyle, but it probably wouldn't look that good on me (with the wind constantly blowing on my face and what not. Hee).

Watch me eat apples at the office. Those braids - the joy of having hairstylist.

Effortlessly chic... Head to toe. Plus the bag and coffee.



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Internship at Girlfriend Indonesia

Unfamiliar with these Girlfriend mag covers? Surprise! Yes, Girlfriend AU actually has a one-year-old sister who totally speaks in different language and all that. Ha!

For the past three weeks or so, I’ve been interning at Girlfriend Indonesia. It has been fun (and I hope the fun continues). I initially applied for a work experience at Girlfriend AU, but the placement for 2008 is full. When I mentioned I’d be going overseas this summer, Girlfriend AU Editor Sarah Cornish actually helped me to get in contact with the editor of GF Indonesia.

Overall, GF Indo has similar concept to GF Au – Self Respect, Glamouriser, GF Gets Real, GF Top 5, etc. But it also has different contents and slightly different style to GF AU. The first edition of GF Indo was launched in November 2007, so yeah, it was only 12 issues ago. But I have to applaud the team, not because I’ve been working with them, but because they deserve it! I could see the tough the competition is in the teen magazine in Indonesia. There are, literally, millions of teen fashion magazines over here, and to keep one going takes a lot of effort.

My days here have been filled with fun and creative activities. It really opens up my eyes to the magazine industry I’m hoping to work in near future.
Who said working in a magazine is all about glam? We actually work long hours and deadlines are unpleasant (yet motivating). At the moment, the office is busy preparing the January issue – running around preparing fashion shoots, articles and all that. Needless to mention, I’ve enjoyed some of the incredible highlights in the past two weeks – like, pre-screening to Twilight (yay!), JakJazz music festival and probably celeb-spotting (I get more of surprised rather than star-struck because I actually have almost-zero knowledge about the local celebs *grins*).

As my internship goes on, I’m hoping to contribute to the magazines in many different ways and enjoy it while I can. I’ll be keeping you update (fingers crossed) and perhaps, apologies for not giving you scoops to the other latest glossies because as I’ve mentioned before, international glossies are rather scarce.



The latest issue of GF Indo (December) is also bitten with vampire love featuring Kristen Stewart on the cover. This cover actually looks better than the one in Teen Vogue, don’t you think?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Twilight Pre-Screening

One of the most awesome part of being in a magazine is you’ve got invited to exclusive event. Last week, I attended Twilight pre-screening in Jakarta – an event that was arranged by Girlfriend magazine.

The whole Twilight frenzy in Indonesia, in my opinion, is not as extreme compared to what Australia or USA had. But it doesn’t mean that they’ve got no interest at all. Fans of Twilight here have their own fan club and yeah, Twilight makes a lot of people giddy.

Okay, now "Twilight" the movie…

The movie is not bad at all – but it is not incredibly amazing. It’s just good – satisfying to my craving of Twilight movie. The development of Bella and Edward’s relationship is cut-short, leaving a lot of details about how Bella feels about Edward and vice versa. People who haven’t read the book were actually confused by small facts like, why Edward’s eyes change colour, why he behaves so coldly towards Bella and why he has ‘that look’. (I think they have yet to grasp the concept of Edward is vampire and his ‘strange’ behaviour).

It was so funny when Dr.Carlisle made his first appearance (hospital scene), someone sitting next to me actually commented, “Gosh, he looks so white and strange.”
I think Dr.Carlisle looks the best as the vampire… Kudos to the makeup artist.

My favourite part of the movie has to be the scene where Edward and Bella come to school together. The stupid-shiny-volvo-owner is looking really good and the background music really suits that scene. And I think in that scene does marks the ‘togetherness’ of Bella and Edward; how Edward becomes a part of Bella’s life from then on.

What I don’t like the most is probably the scene at Biology class, where the fan blows directly at Bella (it makes her look as if she was in a corny music video clip, gosh) and Edward stares at her with his cold stares plus I-want-to-vomit-look. I was expecting the hilarious comment, “Did you just stab Edward Cullen with a pencil or what?” from Mike or Eric to be included in the movie, but it wasn’t.
And does anyone wonder about the part shown in the trailer where Emmet says, “This is wrong, Edward! She’s not one of us!” Did I blink and missed that part or was it edited out from the movie?

On the whole, the book definitely wins over the movie. But if you haven’t got a chance to read it, had no clue about what Twilight is and want to watch the movie, I suggest you browse around for quick guides for Twilight so you’ll get some background about little things about it.
I personally think the movie is made firstly to cater those who have read the book and secondly, to the others. Anyway, it’s still a good watch.
If you couldn’t find anything exciting about Twilight (which is quite impossible), I’ll tell you one: the Cullens are definite eye-candies. Edward, Jasper, Emmet and Dr.Carlisle; pick your fave and off you go to some hottest vampire sightings!

Twilight Indonesia is holding a Twilight gathering “Decoding Twilight” at Kinokuniya, Plaza Senayan this Saturday afternoon. Feel free to come! I’ll be there too.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


My apologies for the lack of update – I owe you a lot of magazines reviews.
I’ve been quite busy these days. Living away from my hometown, I finally settled down in the city I hate the most, Jakarta, to do an internship with one of the teen magazines. I’m still kind of figuring out what is it like to be an intern. Also, the working culture here is slightly different than in Australia; so there are a lot of times I feel that I’m struggling to adapt to their working style.

Anyways, I’ve been catching up with the glossy world via the Net and wow, the amount of glossiness I’ve missed since I lost contact with the E-world is outrageous. Here I am weeping because I am and will miss a lot of amazing stuff that hits the newsstand. FYI, there’s a very limited access to international magazines over here, and I hate it.

Glossy bits...

- Twilight.

It’s out, out, out! Be ready for eternal damnation.
And with Twilight sweeping the globe with its vampire love, check out Entertainment Weekly collector’s edition cover. I wished I could get my hands on it (even if it was just for browsing purposes).

Vanity Fair (Kate Winslet on cover) also features an article about Twilight alongside a great photo shoot of the cast.
I’ve read that some of the local papers in USA were also giving out some special feature on Twilight to celebrate the release of the movie. Even The Age (Australia) is swept in Twilight's frenzy - I was flabbergasted to see the weekend insert's cover featuring Rob & Kristen.
So much is going on about this, I’m surprised to hear people working in the local media industry still saying, “Twilight? Is it a new TV series?”
Go hide yourself under the rock for the rest of your life, missy.

- Teen Vogue has a new blog – Teen Vogue Daily. I like it, it saves me a lot of time clicking to the different blogs they have.

-(I assumed) Sportsgirl catalogue is out – the main theme is Festival. It's available online for browsing, so if you're after some summer inspirations, head to their website. I'm loving the 'Mix the Sun with the Fashion' spread.

So what else is going on in the glossy land of magazines?
Gimme, gimme updates…

Friday, November 14, 2008

Vogue UK - December 2008

With my obsession over magazines, having two magazines packed in the luggage and one in my handbag didn’t stop me from buying Vogue’s Fantastic Fashion Fantasy while waiting to board on plane.

Vogue's Fantastic Fashion Fantasy is all about exploring the unimaginable, the extraordinaire.

Editor Alexandra Shulman acknowledges the repeated cycle of having Kate Moss as their cover star, but she explains why Kate Moss has to grace their cover yet again.
“…The image of her lying there in clouds of Dior silk tulle seemed so appropriate for an issue dedicated to the fantastic that we used it alone on our gatefold cover.” (Instead of just a featured in “Unbelievable Fashion”).

The ‘Tale of the Unexpected’ fashion spread, that I earlier claimed to remind me of Wicked, is actually inspired by Road Dahl’s classic tales such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factories and James and the Giant Peach.
The photo shoots stars Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter photographed by Tim Walker, accompanied by Sophie Dahl’s writing about the power of imagination.

Jordan Dunn and Lily Donaldson models for “Unbelievable Fashion” showcasing best fashion pieces from various designer and time, each one uniquely created beyond the imagination’s boundary.

Four writers also contributed fashion fairytales to the Fashion Fantasy issue. I wished they have more; especially with Klaus Haapaniemi’s illustration. surrounding the text, the magazine suddenly looks like a book of fairy-tale collection.

All the ‘Fantasy in Vogue’ articles, like ‘Karl Lagerfeld’s Secret Ball’ and designers’ doodles in ‘In My Dreams’ are worth checking out. I’m amazed by Helen Storey’s idea about creating a dress using molecules and particles. The dress only last in a mere 9 seconds or less; the preparation took at least 3 years.

Aside from the Fantasy and imagination elements, Vogue’s Eye Spy section let us take a peek on world’s most fashionable events and parties during the fashion week. Editor Alexandra Shulman interviewed Miss V (Vogue’s regular Vogue Spy columnist) and found out how she scored a job that literally pays her to party all day all night.
Sarah Harris tried to work wearing haute-couture pieces, from Armani Prive, Atalier Versace, in every-day life. The result: she couldn’t enjoy lunch as much and received a lot of attention from women, envied.

I think this issue is worth buying and worth keeping – ignoring the all-skinny models and the unaffordable items featured. After all, this issue is celebrating the unusual, the unimaginable. The pretty cover and various ‘Fantasy in Vogue’ articles is really something to look at. The magazine also makes a good in-flight reading material, especially if your flight happened to show an extremely boring movie and offered no other entertainment.

[P.S, My limited internet connection doesn't allow me to upload pictures in instant. I'll try to upload some scanned pages from the magazines whenever possible.]

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

First Flick: Teen Vogue Dec/Jan 2009

Teen Vogue's December/January 2009 issue is out, starring Kristen Stewart (Twilight) on the cover. So far, it looks quite good - photo shoot includes Gabe Nevins from Paranoid Park.

Update (What's inside):
-The fashion photo shoot starring Gabe Nevins and model Sigita Nedvecka in Venice, Italy is my favourite by far
-Nylon's It Girl and New York DJ Harley Viera-Newton got a mention in Style Blogger. I guess I'm about to find out who she is.
-Photos from the TV Young Hollywood Party
-Alexa Chung is the Girl of the Moment
-Teen vogue top 10 in 2009
-Articles on Taylor Swift and Kristen Stewart
-A few articles about Hair styling.
-Nikon cool pix ads featuring Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester (Chair! Chuck & Blair!)


Monday, November 10, 2008


I bought British Vogue December issue for in-flight reading.
It's awesome. Review coming up soon.

Off to another country tomorrow and might be back with some local magazines.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Away - Be Back Soon.

Hello, dearies... How have you been?
My week has been filled with laughters and sunny days around friends and Wicked. I went to see Wicked the broadway musical on Wednesday and wow, it was amazing - equally thrilling as to hear Obama won the US Election.

Anyway, I'm taking off overseas this morning for the summer and usually, I wouldn't be able to update regularly because it's less likely that I would have a proper internet connection. Fingers crossed I would have a good one, so I won't be left behind in the land of glossy things.

I'll be occupied with Russh, Frankie and Teen Vogue November for a while before I'd have to start looking for more glossies. So keep checking back and drop me comments or updates you'd like to share. Teen Vogue November review should be dropped soon, 'coz I know it's getting a bit late. The Dec/Jan 2009 Holiday issue is due around 16 November.

Earlier while I was running errands for last minute packing (I'm horrible with it), I managed to do a 30-second flick through the latest Dolly and Vogue UK.

Dolly December (Rihanna* on cover)
It comes with a pair of thongs (choice of purple or pink).
Yay for Twilight boys and Supernatural pin-up.
I like the fashion photoshoot too for some reason.
*Anyone went to see her concert with Chris Brown? How was it?

Vogue UK December (Fashion & Fantasy)
It's Kate Moss (again) on the cover, but this issue looks quite exciting and unique. First, the cover is printed in a different paper material (the kind they used in paperback book). I saw some awesome fashion spread inside - I think it was inspired or in theme of Wizard of Oz. I'm not sure - maybe it was just me still deeply infatuated with Wicked.

Alright, I hope you have a wonderful November.
Good luck with exams (if you have one).

I'll be back soon.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Girlfriend December: Celeb-Made.

I didn't eventually buy GF December issue, but I managed to 'absorb' some of its contents while sitting comfortably at the bookstore... Read on...

Delta Goodrem, Jessica Mauboy, Gabriella Cilmi, Ryan Shelton and Jordin Sparks are some of the celebs who contributed to this Celeb-made GF. Delta Goodrem, as the guest editor, has a number of articles in the magazines, including fashion features "So you want to be Ashley Tisdale".

The Beauty Book is not actually a book (I was thinking insert mini-mag), but rather a few extra pages (15 -it says on the cover) of the magazines featuring beauty tips & products, including Best Fake-Tanning products as voted by readers, some make-up and skin care tips that might be useful over the summer (E.g, oily skins doesn't need moisturizer - wrong).

There's a page from Matt Lee (SYTYCD) on "How Not to Dance", which I think it's kind of useless and waste of space.

The usual blog readers by Tiarna, who in this issue, imagines world without her friends and friends are like bra. Fashion spread is still inspired by tribal stuff and few others. Books and movies reviews are from the celebs too - Jordin Sparks says she's hooked on Twilight's Breaking Dawn.

And JoBros vs Zac Efron, as mentioned on the cover, doesn't actually score a significant space in the mag. *Spoiler alert: From my memory, I think JoBros wins the Hairstyle competition. Michael Cera is in it too!

In relation to the launch of Influence by MKA Olsen, GF Book Club is giving away 20% discount voucher if you buy the book from Borders. I'm tempted. I didn't actually expect the book to be released on the same date as USA, but hey, apparently Borders would have it. :)

On the whole, I think the Celeb-Made issue was put quite sloppily. Maybe as Editor Sarah Cornish described in the letter of editor, "Making this issue is kinda like throwing everything up in the air and crossing our fingers that it will all land perfectly...". Personally I don't believe that all the celebs came up with the materials for the articles. I mean, does Delta Goodrem actually care about Ashley Tisdale's wardrobe? Kudos to GF crew for the hardwork and hopefully, January issue will be loaded with great fresh articles as New Year comes along.



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

December Issues: Russh, Girlfriend, Frankie.

I'm taking these home....

Russh November/December is out today with the Summer Lovin theme...
[Erin Wasson. Preen. SS09 Runway trend. Christopher Kane]
Girlfriend December issue featuring Amanda Bynes on the cover, comes with a Beauty Book prepared by GF Beauty Editor Sarah.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Updates & Glossy Bits

Hello, again! It's good to be back after a solid week of juggling assignments day and night.
I've got a stack of magazines stocked right up for the next few weeks as I'd be going overseas for a while and uh, I'm panicking I wouldn't get enough glossy fix to keep me floating.

I had glanced over Teen Vogue's November issue but a thorough commentary will come later (I'm keeping Teen Vogue as one of the holiday fix).

So in the next few weeks, I'll be updating on these magazines:
- Teen Vogue November issue
- Frankie
- Russh Anniversary issue (out this Wednesday, 29 Oct)
- And probably, Girlfriend December issue (based on schedule it should go on sale yesterday, but I haven't been to the newsagent to check).

Glossy Bits
Peaches Geldof column has made its debut on Nylon magazine, as promised by Editor Marvin Scott Jarrett last month, read it here. It saves you from buying Nylon mag with Paris Hilton on the cover. Hee.
Cecelia Ahern has a new novel released. It's called "The Gift", with beautiful Christmas-sy cover it'd definetely make a good gift.

"This is a story about people who not unlike parcels‚ hide secrets.They cover themselves in layers until the right person unwraps them and discovers what′s inside.Sometimes you have to be unravelled in order to find out who you really are..."

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Glossy Bits: Paris Hilton for Nylon

In the midst of US presidential election and financial crisis, Nylon November issue will feature Paris Hilton on its cover.

Update: Here's the final look of the cover.

New Twilight trailer is out...(in case you haven't seen it)


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Farewell CosmoGirl...

Hearst announced on Friday that it was shutting the teenagers’ magazine CosmoGirl. The December issue will be its last.
After that, subscribers will receive Seventeen, another Hearst magazine.
The company will continue to run the profitable Web site
The magazine industry in general is struggling, and ad pages were down 7.4 percent in the first half of this year, according to the Publishers Information Bureau. CosmoGirl fared worse: its ad pages fell 14.5 percent,to about 298 pages. Seventeen’s ad pages were down 5.7 percent, to 377 pages.

Peeking at Vogue UK and Teen Vogue November Cover

It's all about group photo shoot in UK Vogue November issue! I was drawn by its cover featuring Jourdan Dunn, Eden Clark and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Inside, there is a fashion photo shoot inspired the UK fashion-savvy teens. I only recognised Nicholas Hoult from the whole group. He is the actor from the movie About a Boy (when he was little, of course) and also TV series Skins. Mick Jagger's daughter, Georgia Jagger is another one of the featured teens.

It almost feel like I was looking at Teen Vogue instead of Vogue when I browse through this issue. It smells like teen-spirit, like they've mentioned in the introduction to "New England" photoshoot. Model Karlie Kloss also scored a fashion spread titled "All Night Long".

Vogue's Editor-at-Large Fiona Golfar comments that the idea of the "New England" shoot came out when she saw that our generation (yes, we...the Gen-Y) are stylish and very fashion-savvy. She also thinks that our generation is very confident. Go us! :)

Teen Vogue November'08

Meanwhile, in Teen Vogue land, Rachel Bilson is the star of the November's Fashion at Work issue. To buy or not to buy; that's what I have been thinking. Teen Vogue has gone incredibly bland in choosing their cover girl (or boy in the case of October's issue).

Teen Vogue used to impress me by coming up with fresh faces and be able to 'dictate' other teen glossy, "Here! This is the rising and upcoming stars". But where has that capability gone now?
Anywho, Rachel Bilson is definetely a much better choice compared to Zanessa. She recently launched her own line Edie Rose for DKNY and will star in the upcoming movie NY, I Love You.

As this is the Fashion at Work issue, Teen Vogue promises to bring out the best tips from the fashion insider. On the cover: Our interns share their on-the-job style secrets.
Let's just hope it does not only feature the rich & famous people, but some inspiring role models or fellow hard working girls we could look up to.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Nylon Oct'08: It Girl Issue

If you are a sucker for pretty mag cover, swirly fonts and find yourself easily tricked by headlines like, "The It Girl Issue!", Nylon is giving you the fix you need...

Girls who made it to 2nd Nylon It Girls list are Zooey Deschanel, Daisy Lowe, Peaches & Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung, Coco Rocha, Abigail Lorrick, Cory & Cody Kennedy, Portia Freeman, Tennesse Thomas, Isabelle McNally, Teyana Taylor and Harley Viera-Newton.

Cover girl Zooey Deschanel is simply inspiring and gorgeous. I salute Nylon's choice for picking her to grace the cover of It Girl issue. I'm loving her style - although not really a fan of her music. Nylon describes her as "a living proof that dreams that you dare to dream really do come true."

Repeat offender Cory Kennedy and Peaches Geldof are definitely Nylon's favourite It Girls. After launching off with Nylon TV, Nylon Editor Marvin Scott Jarett dropped us a hint to expect column by Peaches in upcoming issues. Cory Kennedy had already scored one.

What is an It Girl, according to the It Girls...

Alexa Chung: "Aren't It Girls from rich families who don't really do anything? I actually do something. I present on TV, and in a really deadpan style. Sir, you offend me."

Harley Viera-Newton: "A lot of them have become famous for doing nothing..."

Abigail Lorick: "An It Girls would be a girl that is hardworking and inspires other young women to pursue whatever they want... It Girls are the ones who are doing things, who are taking any situation and making the best of it... making it fabulous."

Coco Rocha decides to stick on a low-profile; staying humble and ground to earth despite her supermodel status. "If it wasn't for him [photographer Steven Miesel], I'd probably be back home now... They could have chosen anyone - a supermodel at the top, but they gave me a chance."

And to complete my obsession with Michael Cera, Nylon presents "Music Sounds Better with You" - interviews with Michael Cera, Kat Dennings and other stars of the upcoming movie Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist.
Co-star Alexis Dziena on Michael Cera: "Don't you just want to put him in your pocket?"
I'm nodding my head.

There's also Nick & Nora's Infinite Bar List - comes handy if you are in New York's Lower East Side.

Other interesting articles include: Backstage at Chanel's 2009 Cruise Collection, faces of Calvin Klein Fall'08 Campaign, Lou Douillon's Lee Cooper Jeans collection.

Pages of this issue is beautifully decorated with pencil illustration and doodles. I told you this issue is a joy for all things cute.

I'm contented with this issue. Nylon's It Girl issue gives me a full recovery from the under-performed Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood issue. Hmm, it proves the point that I kinda judge the magazine by its cover...

[will scan more picture if I had the time - xoxo]

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Zero Hero

GWAS posted a great article about Teen Vogue and how TV is still embracing the super-skinny body image.

"The generic beauty ideal that Teen Vogue serves up for readers month after
month via its fashion, beauty and even 'real girl' editorials certainly eschews
the well-endowed (Vogue is no place for boobs – fake or real; suppress your
womanhood like a good girl, an androgynous, svelte 13-year-old boy figure is
what you want... "

I could not agree more. I can say that I'm an avid Teen Vogue reader. I used to buy every single issue but had stopped earlier this year because:
-I like buying other magazines and I simply don't have the dosh.
-Kimbal Hasting left and I don't seem to like Andrew Bevan.

I think Teen Vogue takes the advantage of them being a "Vogue" (dubbed as the fashion bible) as an excuse to their super-skinny policy. You know, it's like "Our magazine is the fashion bible so we do it the fashion-way. Who cares if you're a size 14." Unlike many other magazines, Teen Vogue has never had an editorial dedicated to "every body shapes".

Sometimes it's nice to buy a magazine where you can actually say, "Yeah, their clothes would fit in me (and don't break my bank account)."

Glossy Bits...

-November issue of Dolly is out! Miranda Kerr (for the third time in a month, I think) is a cover girl. And unlike Teen Vogue, Dolly has actual readers with various body shapes to model in the summer bikini photo shoot. Also, there's a Twilight pin-up. Yay!

-Rumour says: Channel 10 decided to cancel the new teen drama, 90210 due to poor ratings. Ch.10 said they planned to stop airing the show and instead save it for the summer program. Since its beginning, 90210 has received mixed response from the audience. Some like it, others don't. I watched the first hour of it and stopped - found it too dramatic, for some reason. The media has also been re-naming the show as 90210 - size 0, in response to their super-skinny actresses. I read somewhere, that one of them only weight 90lbs (40kg)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Harper Bazaar UK & US - Oct 2008

A quick visit to the magazine shelves this afternoon left my mind undecided between these two.

UK Harper Bazaar cover looks really glamorous with the close-up shot of Liv Tyler. It makes me want to bring it home and probably adore the cover itself for a long, long time. As seen on the cover, the colour of black dominates the magazine fashion spread. Photoshoot includes Liv Tyler, Dita Von Teese and a few others whom I have forgotten by now. The issue also seems to have an obsession with winged eyeliner and fake eyelashes from Viktor & Rolf (Shu Eumura) which suits perfectly with the theme 'Black'.

Moving to the brighter colour, US Harper Bazaar has more variety in its content. Ranging from Beauty at Every Age starring Blake Lively, Rihanna and SJP, shopping tips from the experts, article on Kristen Dunts, Laura Bush (looking extremely weird and creepy) talking about 'the afterlife' (that is life after presidency) and the fabulous fashion spread starring Emma Watson and UK designers (see it here).

For almost the same price, which one would you buy?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Cover: Vogue Australia November

First look to Vogue Australia November cover featuring Catherine McNeil.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fashion for Wizards

Harper Bazaar together with Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and UK designers have cast a spell to blow your mind away... These are absolutely stunning!

Harper Bazaar US October issue (Kristen Dunst on cover)

I haven't quite decide which one is my favourite...They're all good. Maybe the Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy and Vivienne Westwood? I don't know.

Snippets: Girlfriend AU is turning 20 today and the latest issue is out. Off to uni for now...agh.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Glossy Bits: Agent Provocateur, Edward Cullen, NY I Love You

Fashion Week is indeed the busiest time of the year for magazine editors and the fashion-minded. It's been very busy week for me as well - which explains why I have no post related to Fashion Week (hasn't got the time to catch up with it).
As the end of semester is drawing near, the next 5 weeks would be packed with completing assignments. But I'll try to keep up.

Glossy Bits for this Sunday... Saturday... (completely mixed up the day, what's wrong with me)

Trailer of the star-studded movie, NY, I Love You, coming in 2009. Reminder: Blake Lively, Shia LaBeouf, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson, Natalie Portman, Ethan Hawke, Scarlett Johansonn are in this movie.

Brit It girls, Daisy Lowe and Peaches Geldof are in the latest Agent Provocateur campaign, Tableaux Vivant. If you're bored and don't really mind watching a slightly raunchy stuff, go to the AP website and there's an interactive video section called The Season of the Witch.

And lastly, for Twilighters Team Edward: Robert Pattinson is in the October issue of Interview Magazine, getting interviewed and photographed in pants hanging off his hips.

The interview says: Twenty-two-year-old Robert Pattinson fondly recalls his time living in a “cool little ex-crack den” in London with best friend Tom Sturridge. He’s joking (we think) about their bad behavior as struggling young actors. “We spent the better part of a year just getting drunk every night,” Pattinson admits. “I don’t know if that counts as ’struggling.’

Next year, Pattinson will star as the young Salvador Dali (artist) in Little Ashes, a Spanish drama.

[credit: Agent Provocateur & Just Jared]